Originally posted by zysin5
Originally posted by MinHawk
It is really self-centered, no offense, to think that you can "command" anything.
Very much agree with this statement, its not the command, but the feeling of being one with nature, and understand simple respect
Respect is a big word, just think about this.. A world where human have respect for animals!! Just think, if we show love and compassion for all
animals then every person in this world would be taken care of, and shown a level of respect.
But we are taught at a young age to hate bugs, and crush and kill them all!
Sure some can be pests, thats the mondain.. But you share this world with them. This isnt a human world! Its a world filled with life, and all life
should be held at a high level of respect
Yeah, I totally agree with you.
Most people nowadays could use a HUGE lesson in respecting the life forms around them.
I don't hate bugs. I know that flies, mosquitoes and ants (who seem to find me tasty!) can be quite irritating sometimes, but I don't really hate
them. Sure, in the past, I've smacked at a few bugs, but I try not to now. Some bugs are just cool, and I like to catch those and look at them,
then let them go.
It does seem to me that some types of bug listen - you know those bugs you see around bodies of water that fly around in big
groups and seem to stay in one spot? Those, I've found, will sometimes listen. I've had them follow me around before. They didn't bother me,
just followed me around. They were kind of in my face, though, and I asked them to move over a bit, and they'd be fine. And they did. But I've
found that flies, mosquitos and such don't like to listen. A mosquito, though, is simply finding food when it bites you, though. They're not
trying to bother you. Just to eat.
When bugs get into the house... usually it's spiders or something, I'll just catch them and put them outside. I tend to be the person people call
when they are too chicken to do this themselves.
My specialty isn't bugs - it's birds. But I've found that on some occasions bugs will listen to me, too. I can talk to the birds really well,
though, and I do it often, especially with birds of prey. I see them flying and ask them to fly in a little closer so I can see them better. If
they're not doing anything like hunting, they generally will.
I also volunteer at a raptor rehab center, and I talk to those birds, also.
That's true about respect. I talk to them like they're equals, and although they are different from humans, I consider them to be equals. I think
animals do pick up on that, and it's more likely that you'll be able to talk to them if they can sense that you understand and respect them.
[edit on 27-7-2007 by MinHawk]